Sunday, 15 September 2013

15 September 2013 Beachy Head Fine mild and sunny with later cloud. Wind W 0 increasing to 6

We covered all the main sites including fields around Cornish Farm on the Headland, and RDME was ringing in Whitbread Hollow. Small fall of night migrants on the Head including 120 Meadow Pipits of which 50 moved W and a male Marsh Harrier flew out to sea. Blackcap numbers very high in the Hollow and a reasonable fall of Chiffchaffs  as well.
Birds ringed in brackets:

Marsh Harrier 1 S out to sea @ 07.10
Kestrel 1
Dunlin 1 in off the sea
Tawny Owl 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker 1
Sand Martin 5
Swallow c50
Meadow Pipit 120 (50 W)
Yellow Wagtail 6
Common Redstart 1
Whinchat 2
Wheatear 10
Grasshopper Warbler 2
Reed Warbler 2 (1)
Lesser Whitethroat 3
Common Whitethroat 64 (5)
Blackcap 600 (65)
Chiffchaff 100 (22)
Willow Warbler 18 (6)
Spotted Flycatcher 2

Clouded Yellow 1
Red Admiral 1
Speckled Wood 2
Migrant Hawker 2

Chiffchaff in the early morning sunlight at Birling



Lesser Whitethroat at the Old Trapping Area

Whinchat in the Hotel Garden (taken by BK).


Female Migrant Hawker at Belle Tout